The Atlantic Attack’s home game debut weekend was spoiled by a rash of Wildfire in a three game showdown hosted in Nova Scotia. In Saturday game action, spectators at Centennial Arena in Halifax were treated to an offensive battle as the Attack and Wildfire exchanged goals back and forth until the final buzzer. By the end of the second period, the teams were gridlocked in a 6-6 tie, but it was the Wildfire who skated away with the 2 points in a 10-9 loss. Josée Doiron and Martine Caissie each had 3 goals for the Attack and Karine Doiron made 48 saves in the loss. In an evening re-match, the Attack found themselves in a 5-0 hole at the end of the first and had trouble climbing back in a disappointing 13-6 loss. Jocelyn Landry and Miguelle Proulx each scored a pair of goals but their efforts were scorched by Emily Bakker of the Wildfire who shone with 6 points for the visiting team.
On Sunday, the Atlantic Attack nearly had the Wildfire solved in a spectacular match-up, but the Wildfire are enroute back to Waterloo, Ontario with a final 7-6 win and a sweep of the three game series.
The Attack will return to the road on November 8-9 and return to home ice once again on November 15 and 16th to face the Gloucester Devils in Fredericton, New Brunswick. Currently, 17 year Jenny Snowdon leads the Atlantic Attack in scoring and is 3rd in the NRL scoring race with 19 points in 5 games played.